KWI, the industry-leading cloud solutions provider to the specialty retail sector, announced the availability of the much-anticipated contactless digital wallet, Apple Pay, for its KWI Cloud 9 Mobile POS platform. This includes the addition of the VeriFone PAYware Mobile e315 and e335 sleds to KWI’s product offering which supports the Chip & Pin/ EMV retail industry's requirement for later this year. The announcement was made today at the 2015 National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Conference (Booth #4203).
KWI continues to be the industry leader with 60+ specialty retailers running the KWI Cloud 9 Mobile platform. “Our acquisition of the source code and the associated patent licenses in January, 2014 from Verifone has enabled KWI to quickly roll out new enhancements providing our clients with an early-to-market advantages in delivering a world-class customer experience”, states Sam Kliger, Founder and CEO, KWI.
The new Verifone PAYware Mobile e315 and e335 sleds are ergonomically designed and feature a built-in PIN pad, NFC support, EMV slot and a 2D laser barcode imager. KWI will showcase them running Apple Pay at the NRF show (Booth #4203).“Our ability to stay on top of new advancements and innovation, deliver Apple Pay and prepare for Chip & Pin/ EMV readiness ahead of the industry deadline, demonstrates our commitment to the next generation of retailing and delivering innovation to our continuing expanding client base,” adds Kliger.
The KWI Cloud 9 Mobile platform is available for use with the Apple iPad, iPad Mini,or iPod Touch and is designed, developed and delivered wholly by KWI. Working collaboratively with its retail community, KWI has ensured that its enterprise-class cloud-based mobile solution meets retailers’ requirements to gain a competitive edge and deliver a superior customer experience. It builds on KWI’s deep retail expertise from its enterprise-class cloud platform that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The full range of capabilities offered today on the KWI Cloud 9 Mobile POS platform are incorporated, including multiple payment tenders with cash, credit, Apple Pay, gift cards; Omni-Channel fulfillment solutions; cash management options; employee and staffing solutions; real-time inventory; clienteling and full customer management.
KWI Cloud 9 Mobile POS can fully manage a store as a standalone system or seamlessly integrate with traditional POS, opening the door for any size retailer to provide a world-class innovative mobile platform for their stores. Gary Brill, VP of Business Development, states, “Progressive retailers rely on KWI to deliver new innovation that their customers want and expect. Apple Pay is the next evolution of retailing with a secure contactless payment without credit cards or cash. As one of the first to integrate Apple Pay an enterprise-class mobile solution, KWI continues to deliver leading-edge enhancements.”
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KWI's enterprise-class solutions in the cloud offer specialty retailers leading technology in real-time retailing including Merchandising, POS, Mobile POS, Store Operations, CRM, Loss Prevention, and seamless Omni-Channel capabilities. KWI clients include Brighton Collectibles, Steven Alan, Aerosoles, David Yurman, John Varvatos, and Pandora. KWI has been delivering innovation in the cloud since its founding 30 years ago as the first to market SaaS provider with continuing innovative advancements, keeping them in the forefront of cloud-based retail solutions. Today KWI is the largest retail solutions and services provider in the cloud focused 100% on specialty retailers of all sizes with proven, scalable, and high-end functionality, services, and support. Please visit kwi.com or LinkedIn for additional information.